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Motorola Xoom Tablet Review

The Android answer to Apple, it does everything the iPad can do, but without iOS.

May 23, 2011
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Music & Audio Controls

The Motorola Xoom runs Android OS 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), which includes the sleek, visually attractive music player described in this section. The player shows all the pertinent information on the track or cover art, and the controls are always on the bottom of the screen, wherever it may be oriented.

Music & Audio Controls Image

Probably one of the best things about the Android OS is that if every you run into a proprietary feature that you don't like, you can always find another one in the Android market. If for any reason you don't like the audio player included with the Xoom tablet, you can always download another one with a different user interface.

Music & Audio Management

The music playback and control system on the Motorola Xoom is just absolutely beautiful and functional to boot. Not only can you scrub through album covers and search by name, but you can create playlists, scrub through tracks and manage your files easily by touch. Like every other control on the Xoom, the audio controls are via the touchscreen only, but you won't be wanting for an easier interface.

However, sorting through album covers can be a pain if you have a bunch. Thankfully, you can change up your sorting options if you'd like.

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Music & Audio Formats

Music & Audio Battery Life

While the Motorola Xoom managed to have enough battery life to play audio for 24 consecutive hours in our testing, for most of the duration of this test the screen automatically shut off, so your mileage may vary depending on what else you're using your Xoom for. We're willing to bet that you're not going to just turn on your music and leave such a tablet to only do that for a long time, so be mindful that the backlight of the Xoom will drain its power faster if you leave it on.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301 Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle DX Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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